Sunday September 13th 2020

2012 and up above Trout Lake - fantastic scenery  - We had Chris Hrabb - Taff  and Bruce  - along that day as I recall - the elevation at this point is about 7,000 ft. ( The Evo 200 worked just great)
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Most people will know that SOS is the international distress call - (Save our Souls) or in morse code …—… However this is a new one on me !! quite the slogan, and so obviously British!!
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A good win for another British Gal - Well done Alicia and Beta.
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Another young British rider on his way up the ladder - Harry Hemmingway at age 14 was already on the Podium in Spain - and after watching some video of him - could this young relative of Dougie be a star of the future?

A familiar looking Podium at the Hoppity- Hop  Trials.

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Another old pic of Mick Andrews in 1978 when he was in his prime ( and also the new era of having to wear a Trials Helmet)
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Interesting bit of video from the Spanish FIM Round -on FB today -  they are calling the series of three weekends the 2020 World Championship ????  All events are in Europe!! - Should it not be called the European Championship?
Anyway back to the video - the first one shows Busto making a huge leap across a gully, rather than ride down the bank & across the creek - later Raga is seen doing the same, so I’m guessing that Tony also made the leap of faith as well.

When I saw this it brought back a memory of a Trial back in 1974 in Alberta - I was on the new Yamaha Motor Canada TY250 and having pretty good  success on it. -The Trial was outside Cardston in Southern Alberta, and it turned out to be a dramatic kind of day, as I found that I had a flat rear tire at the start !! - - I managed to get this fixed fairly quickly ( no tubeless tires back the)   and off we went - the only other memory I have of this Trial was a section dropping through a ditch - up a bank then back through a swamp type mud hole to the exit. -

However I had spotted a tricky but possible line going between two trees ( very narrow had to wiggle the bars through)  but this allowed me to position the bike on a bit of a grassy hump. ( All no stop back then)  - so taking a chance and fortunately not spinning the tire, I launched the Yam off the grassy hump into the air and completely cleared the swamp through the end cards for a clean - and as it turned out an Expert win.

Funny the things that you remember.
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Today I’m heading over to the Westside again - this time I will be on my very special Edition TRS Gold 280 - #99 out of 150 made. - Maybe I should call it the “Gretsky”. So far I have only tried it around the yard !! will be taking video (GO PRO) and pics.

We will see how this GO PRO - Mount works ( All new to me)

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Very Smokey in the Valley this morning - Hope it clears later for my GO Pro Video

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